At 9/8/11 09:22 PM, CrazySquirrel124 wrote:
No, I'm saying we don't need some asshole in the sky telling us the obvious.
That all morality isn't completely relative, that human life has value and should be preserved and human beings shouldn't be killed for their material possessions, that there is more to existence than just this one life and simply taking all you can get from everyone before decaying into total oblivion isn't preferable to a life of sacrifice, service, and even suffering for the sake of others?
Yeah uh obvious no one argues with this and none of these things is a point of contention to this day or has been for thousands upon thousands of years.
At 9/8/11 09:25 PM, CrazySquirrel124 wrote:
Read up more. If it's a Muslim Theocracy, no eating during the days in Ramadan.
Except in the loads of countries with Islam as a state religion where people can, in fact, do this.
Jewish, everybody wears a yarmulke and has to eat kosher food and matzah.
Lol yes because this has ever happened. You do realize that yamulkes, kosher, and matzoh (which is just one jewish food...what, were you going to say "turbans, halal, and kebab" for Muslims?) are not things which the Bible tells Jews to enforce on all people all the time, but in fact the only bits of that the Bible actually mention are only binding within the Jewish community?
Christian, everybody goes to church.
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills but do you even know what you're talking about at all?
Even in the Vatican not everyone goes to Church.
At 9/8/11 09:45 PM, HRH-HenryIV wrote:
I would be a dick and point out your inability to read a map but then again Iran - Iraq, what the hell is the difference?
Is this an actual question implying that they are similar at all because if so wow lemme just correct you on that one, if not and you're just being sarcastic towards that other guy...carry on.
At 9/8/11 09:56 PM, Bolo wrote:
As a matter of practicality, all make sense independent of Christian moral considerations.
Yeah sure is easy to say things like that in hindsight.
But consider the fact that a lot of things that seem like "common sense" morality, ethics, etc. obviously were not so obvious back in the day. Workers rights, racial equality, universal suffrage, women having the right to refuse to consent to sex even with their husband, laws regulating botulism in canned meat...
We're not really as far from "might is right" as people think. It's still extremely prevalent in the world today. Honestly, look at countries' foreign policy, look at crime, look at terrorists and political extremists and the loads and loads of other people who don't seem to grasp that.
Yeah sure you may get those particular points and see them as no-brainers but at the same time I doubt the simplistic view of that extends to all circumstances, nor do I see it as particularly likely that you agree with every other "no brainer" that would seem like common sense to loads of other people.
Just a little perspective on that.